‘Strictly Internal’, Says India After Islamic Nations’ Conclave Adopts Resolution on Kashmir


New Delhi: New Delhi has stated that Jammu and Kashmir are an integral part of India and that the issue is strictly internal to the country in response to a resolution on the issue presented by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in its ministers of affairs two-day outdoor ‘conclave in abu dhabi.

“Regarding the resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir, our position is consistent and well known. We reaffirm that Jammu and Kashmir are an integral part of India and that it is a strictly internal matter of India, “said Raveesh Kumar, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA).

Earlier, the Pakistan Foreign Office said that the 46th session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) concluded with a resolution that “supported” Pakistan on the issue of Kashmir. “In a resolution, the member states of the OIC reiterated that Jammu and Kashmir remain the central dispute between Pakistan and India and their resolution is indispensable for the dream of peace in South Asia,” he said.

The resolution also “expressed deep concern” over the alleged human rights violations in Kashmir, said the Pakistan Foreign Office, adding that the resolution also reminded the international community of its obligation to ensure the implementation of Council resolutions. Security Council on the Kashmir dispute.

The OCI is a grouping of 57 countries, most of which are dominated by Muslims. In general, he has supported Pakistan and has often supported Islamabad on the issue of Kashmir.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, attended the inaugural plenary session of the 46th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the OIC on Friday. She was the first Indian minister to address the OIC meeting.

India’s participation came despite Pakistan’s strong demand to rescind the invitation to Swaraj to address the group rejected by the United Arab Emirates, prompting Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi to boycott the plenary.

Swaraj attended the meeting in Abu Dhabi on March 1 as guest of honor at the invitation of the Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates. “We deeply appreciate this historic gesture on the 50th anniversary of its first meeting,” said the MEA spokesman.

The ICO also called for “restrictions and de-escalation” in South Asia, as well as the need to resolve the remaining problems through peaceful means, said the Pakistan Foreign Office.